Pandemic
(Large Type)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Status
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Central - Adult Large Type
LT F COOK
Checked Out
Central - Adult Large Type
LT F COOK
Checked Out
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
Large Type
Physical Desc
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Street Date
1812
Language
English
ISBN
9781432855314, 143285531X

Notes

Description
"New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the cutting-edge world of gene modification in this pulse-pounding new medical thriller. When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Although the facts don't add up to influenza, Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc a task made more urgent when two other victims succumb to a similar rapid death. But nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene editing biotechnology that's captured the imagination of the medical community. and the attention of its most unethical members. Drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market, Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine and if Jack's not careful, the next life lost might be his own. "--,Provided by publisher.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Cook, R. (2018). Pandemic. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cook, Robin, 1940-. 2018. Pandemic. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cook, Robin, 1940-, Pandemic. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cook, Robin. Pandemic. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.